ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars on three counts of endangering a child.
Nicholas Byrne, 29, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
Odessa police were called out to the BBVA Compass Bank on East 8th St. in reference to three children left unattended inside a vehicle with the engine running.
When officers arrived, officers spoke with the children, ages, 9, 2, and 1.
Then about an hour later, police said, Byrne walked out of the ICA Business Plaza building and stated he was the children's father.
Byrne was later arrested and charged.
We're told Child Protective Services was notified and the children were released to a family member.